JoshFest will honour memory of boy, 5
THE parents of a boy whose brave fight against cancer touched the hearts of thousands are holding a charity festival in his memory.
Joshua McCormack died in January 2017, aged five, 15 months after being diagnosed with a rare malignant brain tumour.
His parents Nicola and Kevin are organising a charity festival - dubbed JoshFest - at the Riverside in Whitworth on May 6.
Confirmed acts include Whitworth Choir and top tribute act The Ambassadors for the event hosted by Rochdale AFC’s DJ Dave Sweetmore.
Writing on the ‘Josh McCormack - in loving memory’ Facebook page, Nicola said the two charities set to benefit from the festival - which could become an annual event - were children’s playgroup Jolly Josh and Friends of Rosie, a children’s cancer research charity.
She added: “The festival is to celebrate Joshua’s life and to honour his bravery and courage by raising vital funds for local children’s charities.
“These are both fantastic local causes and close to our hearts.”
Tickets priced £10 are available from the Riverside, Whitworth Workers Club, Whitworth Deli Bar, the Halfway House or by calling Sarah on 07455 167707.
Kevin and Nicola McCormack with Josh, who sadly lost his battle with a rare cancer in January last year, aged five